Do you need help with writing academic papers, finishing your dissertation, or getting your research published? Whatever your discipline or writing needs, the Graduate Writing Program has a free course for you.

GWP faculty have extensive experience in all elements of the academic writing process. Students receive individualized and discipline-specific feedback throughout the semester, while getting a chance to meet graduate students from other programs in a supportive and collaborative atmosphere. Classes meet eight times a semester, plus one-on-one conferences.

Classes begin during the second week of the semester. Seating is limited. Register early to reserve a spot in one of our upcoming courses!  For questions, please contact Mark DiGiacomo at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Note that 356:630 classes are program-specific. 

Information about the International Teaching Assistant Program's course sequence is available here

Graduate Writing (16:355:502)

This course will introduce you to the drafting and revision process necessary for successful graduate writing. You will work to develop professional writing habits and learn how to write effectively across several important scholarly genres: abstracts, literature reviews, seminar papers, and conference papers. DELIVERY MODE: SYNCHRONOUS REMOTE. 

Writing for Publication (16:355:506)

In this course, you will learn how to prepare a successful article for submission to a scholarly journal in your discipline. The class will cover everything from revising manuscripts to setting realistic deadlines to responding effectively to editorial and reviewer feedback. DELIVERY MODE: SYNCHRONOUS REMOTE. 

Writing the Dissertation (16:355:508)

Whether you are focused on starting your dissertation, preparing it for submission, or completing one chapter in particular, this course will help you achieve your dissertation writing goals. You will learn how to sharpen your argument and make timely progress toward the completion of your degree. DELIVERY MODE: SYNCHRONOUS REMOTE. 

Graduate Communication Studio (16:356:610)

This workshop-based course will enable you to practice communicative tasks such as structuring presentations for diverse audiences, leading and participating in discussions, handling question-and-answer sessions, and preparing for job interviews. Instructors will facilitate student-led workshops during 6 class sessions, and will hold a minimum of 3 one-on-one meetings to provide more individualized feedback. (NOTE: this class can be taken in conjunction with other GWP courses, and is recommended for students seeking additional practice with foundational spoken communication skills.) DELIVERY MODE: SYNCHRONOUS REMOTE. 

Graduate Writing Studio (16:356:611)

This workshop-based course will enable you to make progress in developing writing skills through focused, student-led conversations about texts intended for both specialist and non-academic audiences, such as intellectual profiles, abstracts, research proposals, personal statements, and cover letters. Instructors will facilitate workshops during 6 class sessions, and will hold a minimum of 3 one-on-one meetings to provide more individualized feedback. (NOTE: this class can be taken in conjunction with other GWP courses, and is recommended for students seeking additional practice with foundational written communication skills.) DELIVERY MODE: SYNCHRONOUS REMOTE. 

Graduate Academic Success in the Disciplines (16:356:630)

This course provides customized instructional support for graduate academic communication and professional preparedness in a specific disciplinary area based on prior arrangement. DELIVERY MODE: ASYNCHRONOUS REMOTE.